Plum gelato – Sicilian style

18/09/2016 at 23:21

Plums! How I adore these lush, tasty fruits! More than just delicious and tasty, they also contain impressive amounts of vitamins, fibres and antioxidants so what’s not to like? Where I live, the season was drawing to its inevitable close, but I went shopping and found exactly what I needed:   A batch of really ripe, almost too-soft-to-buy Prunus domestica ‘President’ (as […]

Fior di Latte ice cream

30/09/2015 at 21:58

Looking for a new, fresh ice cream base? Fond of milk? – Look no further! Many people tend to base their ice creams on vanilla, combining it with whatever other flavour they want to create. But there are other ice cream bases which serve a similar purpose – the Italian tradition offers Fior di Latte!   Fior di Latte literally translates into “Flower of milk” which, […]

Nutella ice cream, or Sicilian gelato in a micro!

25/05/2015 at 23:39

Nutella may not be the world’s most healthy breakfast ingredient but guess what? You can make a very nice Nutella ice cream with just a few teaspoons of the famous chocolate-hazelnut spread! The base? A nice, egg-free Sicilian gelato! And to make it all even more interesting, we will skip the stove and the saucepan: instead, we will be using a microwave oven to prepare it! On […]

Christmas Special – Goodies from the archive

21/12/2014 at 02:28

Christmas is here again! And while some people avoid frozen desserts during winter, we all know that every season is a season for ice cream, right?  This year, despite the ever-present temptation to conjure up yet another version of Gingerbread ice cream, I decided to look into the Archives. So, from me to you – a few of my well tried and tested favourite recipes!  Enjoy, […]

Saffron Raisin ice cream (Scandinavian Christmas style)

10/12/2012 at 10:38

Saffron – the world’s most expensive spice – lends its exquisite flavour(s) to this frozen Christmas dream in noble yellow! Saffron has been know to, and appreciated by man for thousands of years, and its culinary use in Sweden can be traced back to, at least, the Middle Ages. But saffron’s widespread popularity as a particular Christmas spice is a Swedish tradition that […]

Making Oriental Style Ice Cream

21/07/2011 at 18:48

  First of all, excuse the following over-simplifications. “Oriental ice cream” covers quite a diverse field so this is mainly an attempt to highlight three main aspects of this rich tradition. One technique, which uses (corn) starch as stabiliser instead of eggs, is sometimes labelled “Oriental” (I have previously done so myself). This style is, however, also well […]